For BHs who actually like cars - [what car do you drive every day?]

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I understand that the most practical BH vehicles are used Toyotas, such as Corolla, Camry, RAV4, or Highlander, depending on your transportation needs. They are dependable, affordable, and reliable.

I recommend them for people starting out and need dependable transportation. With that said, I find them boring.

So to Bogleheads that like cars and see them more than just utilitarian transportation and can afford it, what is your current daily driver or what do you hope to get?
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2004 Saab 9-5 Aero wagon - manual transmission of course. I love wagons and the Saab has the right mix of performance and practicality, at about half the price of the equivalent BMW or Audi. With a set of winter tires it does very well up here in Northern Michigan.

My less practical summer fun car is a Lotus Elise, which is not very BH!
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2017 Mustang GT with a manual transmission. It's my only car, which makes winter lots of fun.
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2014 Jaguar XF AWD - it's actually very good in Michigan winters (unless you turn off the snow mode and traction control. I did that once and it tried to kill me...).
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With 2 tuitions to pay, I'm in car purgetory driving either an 09 Fusion or 14 Wrangler. I sold my Lotus Elise to pay a semester. : (
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C63 AMG
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2001 Lexus LS 430
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2014 Mustang GT manual transmission and Track Pack. I enjoy every moment with this car.
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I like quiet comfortable cars that do not hurt my back driving 500 miles a day. (Some call them boring)
Lexus LS 460, 2012.
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2008 Mazda Speed3 for daily driver; 6 speed manual; bought new
1965 Corvette Conv, 327-350hp for pleasure driving on the weekend, 4 speed manual; had it 22 years

DW wants me to sell the vette as she says it's not safe; no shoulder belts, air bags, steel I-beams in doors, etc., etc. We will see....
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2015 GMC Acadia Denali for the bad weather days.
2002 Mustang GT vert (5-speed stick) for all the rest :mrgreen:

Both purchased new in their respective years.

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90s Mercedes-Benz SL500
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09 White Acrua RL AWD his
15 Hyacith Red Metallic MB E350 sedan 4matic hers - bought last saturday, A truly pretty pretty car, normally all you see is Black/White/Gray !!!!
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2011 VW GTI 6 speed manual.
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2016 Toyota 4Runner.

I have always wanted one even before becoming a Boglehead.

Also want a 2013 Camaro SS, they changed the taillights in 2014 forward which I do not care for. The Boglehead on my shoulder is saying don’t do it!
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2016 VW GTI
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2002 VW GTI vr6, 6-speed manual.
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2008 GTI stick
It's the epitome of frugal performance.
Come on , keep the GTI post streak alive...
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17 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Black on black.

Bought in August and I am just under 18K miles. I commute and drive about 30K per year.

The fuel mileage is not even close to its rating, but I probably drive too fast on the highway
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arsenalfan wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm 2008 GTI stick
Come on , keep the GTI post streak alive...

Considering 1 for our 16 year old. Too much car?
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No way I would get one for my teenager. You find yourself hitting 70 mph way too quickly, without even noticing it.

I'd buy a Golf. Underpowered and Safe is the name of the game for new drivers.

Too much power too soon corrupts. Look at young Anakin.
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Big Mig wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:48 pm 2002 VW GTI vr6, 6-speed manual.
Nice! How many miles?
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emoore wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Big Mig wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:48 pm 2002 VW GTI vr6, 6-speed manual.
Nice! How many miles?
Only about 90k; the car spent half its life on Oahu. And I should clarify: driven daily, towed quarterly. I’ll probably have to replace it this year.
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I have a Lexus CT200 because I drive 150 miles roundtrip each day to work. Probably the worst car I've owned. While it gets good gas mileage, the comfort is lacking. Looking forward to the day when I get a job closer to my house so I can get another vehicle. Would love a new Ford Raptor, but still having a hard time parting with $60k for a base model. Loaded models are over $70k.
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2008 Infiniti G35S w/manual transmission. It's been a great car, couldn't recommend it more highly.
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2001 Porsche Carrera Cabriolet. Bought it used 6 years ago for $24k. 6 speed manual. Put snow tires on it for winter driving. Has been great so far, even in the mountains of CO.
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2004 ZHP 6MT
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2007 Cobalt SS Supercharged 5-speed manual with GM Stage II performance package.
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2014 Mazda6 Touring with 6 speed manual transmission. Comfortable, handles great, looks great, terrific technology for price point. It's not high-priced but looks and drives that way. Used to drive Outbacks but told my wife I refused to drive a station wagon anymore. Would buy another Mazda6 again in a heartbeat. :D
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR
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Bacchus01 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm
arsenalfan wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm 2008 GTI stick
Come on , keep the GTI post streak alive...

Considering 1 for our 16 year old. Too much car?
My son's first car was a new GTI, he's a car fan like me and he did great. No tickets. It's a quick car but it's not fast if you know what I mean.
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2013 Audi A6
2002 Pathfinder
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04 BMW 330xi with Sports Package, the Steptronics is really nice when you want that extra boost at the lights. When I decide to get a new daily it'll probably be an M2 or an RCF.

Fun weekend/summer car is an 05 Honda S2000.
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eye.surgeon wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Bacchus01 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm
arsenalfan wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm 2008 GTI stick
Come on , keep the GTI post streak alive...

Considering 1 for our 16 year old. Too much car?
My son's first car was a new GTI, he's a car fan like me and he did great. No tickets. It's a quick car but it's not fast if you know what I mean.
Stock they're slow, but you can get stage kits from APR that make them fly.
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2001 Cherokee with 150k miles, full of dog hair


Other rides 04 Z06 23k miles and 04 Wrangler Rubicon 18k miles
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Bacchus01 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:53 pm 17 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk. Black on black.

Bought in August and I am just under 18K miles. I commute and drive about 30K per year.

The fuel mileage is not even close to its rating, but I probably drive too fast on the highway
Also a Grand Cherokee Trailhawk -a Swiss Army Knife of a car.
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2008 Honda Accord with the 3.5 L VTEC engine. It's quiet, comfortable and almost as quick as my garage queen a 1994 Corvette coupe.
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2008 BMW 750li. Ton of fun to drive.
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Audi S3

Can't get a two-seater - need a back seat and 4 doors for the grandchildren.
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2016 Acura RDX Advance, 6 cylinder. Great car. DW has 2014 Mazda GTS.
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2004 Toyota 4Runner (daily driver)
2010 911 Carrera S (weekender, occasional daily driver)
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2016 Mazda MX-5, better known as a Miata. Frugal (by sporty car standards), fun, and not very practical. :happy

But it is my daily driver.
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2004 BMW M3 6-speed manual :sharebeer
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Living in the rust belt and being a lifelong gearhead, I have a "sacrificial" winter DD to take the abuse of winter roads. Currently it is a 2009 Ford Focus SEL that I bought cheap with low mileage but it was in sad cosmetic shape. I stripped out the interior and cleaned everything (the PO parked it in a gravel parking lot at work with the windows down) and my son who works in the collision business repaired and repainted the body. I get 33-35 mpg everyday and have seen over 40 mpg on highway trips. Being the SEL version it has all the luxury items, leather, wider tires, F/R antisway bars and as with every vehicle I purchase this car has a manual transmission.

It replaced a 2004 Subaru Forester XT which was probably the worst car I have owned. It constantly needed repair to every driveline and suspension part except the engine. It seemed that Subaru didn't upgrade anything when they added 220 hp to a 100 hp chassis.

Summer DD is a 1999 Ford ranger, 2.5L/5 spd. manual trans, std. cab long bed. Currently has 225K miles on the clock and gets 25 mpg. everyday. It has been as reliable as a blacksmith's anvil.

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1997 Dodge one ton van with enough camping equipment to qualify for RV plates. Primarily a tow vehicle.
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OldSport wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:53 pm I understand that the most practical BH vehicles are used Toyotas, such as Corolla, Camry, RAV4, or Highlander, depending on your transportation needs. They are dependable, affordable, and reliable.

I recommend them for people starting out and need dependable transportation. With that said, I find them boring.

So to Bogleheads that like cars and see them more than just utilitarian transportation and can afford it, what is your current daily driver or what do you hope to get?
Camaro. My daily driver 4 years and counting.

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Big Mig wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:25 pm
emoore wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Big Mig wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:48 pm 2002 VW GTI vr6, 6-speed manual.
Nice! How many miles?
Only about 90k; the car spent half its life on Oahu. And I should clarify: driven daily, towed quarterly. I’ll probably have to replace it this year.
That sucks. Mines got 83k miles. Haven’t been towed or broken down yet.
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2007 328xi
2015 535i Xdrive

Fantastic cars, but being friends with a BMW mechanic is helpful.
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Volkswagen manual transmission GTI with Sport package. So fun on hilly, curvy roads!
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wordsmith11 wrote: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:30 pm 2007 328xi
2015 535i Xdrive

Fantastic cars, but being friends with a BMW mechanic is helpful.
Is it true BMW tire insurance is recommended as well?
I have BMW friends who love them, but for some reaason the tires go quickly/aren't durable?
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